Jackson has grown increasingly mobile. He can now crawl backwards, which is incredibly frustrating for him. He sees a toy he wants and just crawls farther and farther away from it. He can also get up on his knees. He can't really get anywhere on his knees, but he keeps trying. The new activity has led to a few later nights. Twice in the past two weeks Jackson has been trying so hard to crawl that he's spent about 30 minutes in his crib trying to move around. One night he moved himself over to the other side of his crib and started playing his kick piano and just laughed and smiled when we checked on him. Although we were frustrated and wanted him to go to sleep, it's hard not to smile back.
Although we have not made Jackson "cry it out" yet - it was nice to have him rolling around in his crib tonight when we put him down and have him fall asleep on his own after a few minutes. Of course this isn't the case every night, but when it is - it's nice.